Born: Longridge, 1892.
Died: Egypt, 1 February 1915
Alf Lorrimer was working as a tailor in Burnley and playing in the Burnley Tuesday League when he was given a trial in the Clarets’ reserve team in February 1914. He had previously played for Preston’s reserves but appeared in his first Central League game for Burnley on the right wing in Burnley’s 2-1 win against Southport Central. He made such a favourable impression that he was immediately offered a professional contract.
He was fast, with excellent ball control and showed every sign of becoming a top professional player.
Sadly he never got the chance to fulfil his potential and died in Egypt whilst serving his country as an RAMC reservist.
Private Alfred Lorrimer
Royal Army Medical Corps
Died in an accident Egypt, 1 February 1915, aged 23
Buried in Ismalia War Cemetery, Egypt